AM Machine Cleaner in Reading PA

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AM Machine Cleaner
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Reading PA
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Job Types:
Production Worker, Sanitation Technician

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Follow established procedures. Clean and sanitize on a scheduled basis the full range of production equipment and facilities to meet inspection standards. Set up equipment per Production Schedule.


  • Remove machine guards and accessories.

  • Disassemble, clean and sanitize completely an array of chocolate production equipment: Bindler, Sollich, Kitchen, and Wrapper areas.

  • Take all parts steam room, and reassemble all parts after cleaning, and deliver to proper area.

  • Set up equipment per the production schedule.

  • Follow approved standards for change over when schedule requires, such as change program plates, remove chocolate from depositors, and hose down entire area.

  • Shut down pump in reclaim tank, then change filter screens.

  • Scrape off rails, clean pans, tower blades, wipe machinery and blow off the lines.

  • Change cups and O rings on all pistons in depositors and other PM items as needed,

  • Blow excess chocolate and wipe machines clean, then dry.

  • Responsible for cleaning, sanitize and maintain a variety of product and material handling equipment such as nut depositor, and general daily cleaning: buckets and drums, waste containers, carts, belts on line, etc.

  • Knowledge and operation of touch pads on depositors on the Bindler line.

  • Knowledge to run CIP and COP systems ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

  • Maintain a supply of melted white chocolate and bottom coat in the pony and horizontal tanks

  • Packaging area is cleaned when lines are down, general housekeeping, in all areas.

  • Hose down floors and mop in all areas.

  • Knowledge of chemical use and ability to complete required annual chemical training certification.

  • Responsible in all areas to weigh and record all discard; label all drums and move all scrap from the facility.

  • On a scheduled basis, clean walls, overhead beams, pipes, lights, refrigerators, duct work, cardboard bailing, recycling, trash in parking lot and non-working areas as required.

  • Maintain packaging room by replacing air filters and cleaning grates.

  • Perform mould washing procedures.

  • Daily cleaning items from master sanitation schedule, per Lead, Supervisor or Manager.

  • Follow all Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP), Policies, and GMP s.

  • Assure adherence to Food Safety Requirements and Work Instructions.

  • Train new employees as required.

  • Comply with all safety policies, report safety violations, and attend safety meetings.

  • Performs other related work duties as requested by leader or supervisor.

  • Required to work until end of shift daily as requested by supervisor.

  • Report problems regarding food safety to Supervisor or Manager.



Scheduled times/shifts may differ for weekend work, plant shutdowns and peak season production. Will be required to follow Sanitation schedule on weekends and non-production periods. Need to be flexible to last minute overtime requirement.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions and correspondence in English. Ability to effectively present information in a one-on-one situation, and to other employees of the organization.


Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10 s and 100 s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed written and oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, handle tools or controls. Reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Physical ability to lift to 50 pounds regularly and up to 75 pounds occasionally.


Sometimes/2 hours daily: Lifting/Carrying 26-100lbs, Pushing/Pulling 26 lbs. to 100 lbs., 100 lb. + (500 & 600 drums) Climbing legs/arms (ladders) and Writing

Rarely (once / day): Sitting, Kneeling, Laying on Back

Frequently/2-4 hours daily: Lifting/Carrying 11-25 lbs., Pushing/Pulling 11-25 lbs. (Carts with Buckets) Reaching Forward (>22 ), Reaching above Shoulders Climbing Legs Only (Stairs), ending Over,

Twisting, Crawling, Squatting/Crouching, Balancing, Driving Reading, Work on Computer

Rarely (Once/Day): Laying on Back

Routinely/ 4 + hours daily: Lifting/Carrying up to 10 lbs., Standing, Walking,


  • Talking

  • Twisting of head and neck

  • Grasping Light, Right and Left

  • Grasping Firm, Right and Left

  • Repetitive Use of Hand, Right and Left

  • Repetitive Use of Foot, Right and Left

  • Finger dexterity, Right and Left

  • Vision Far, Near, Color, Depth Perception

  • Hearing

  • Direct Supervision of Others, Perform Under Time Pressure, Make Independent Decisions

  • Overtime/Working more than 5 days/week, Working More Than 8hrs Daily,

  • Job Rotation

  • Off-Hour Call-In, Afternoon or Night Shift


Frequently/2-4 hours daily: Dust, Fumes, or Gases (Inhalation), Chemicals (Contact), Elevated Work Surface Noise (.85 dB), Working Alone

Rarely (Once/Day): Close Quarters/Confined Space, Temperature (Cold Temps), Vibration
Routine/4+ hours daily: Temperature (Hot Temps), Humid, Wet, Moving Machinery, Mechanical Work


Frequently/2-4 hours daily: Chemical Goggles, Fall Protection,

Routine/4+ hours daily: Chemical Protective Clothing, Hearing Protection, Rubber Work Gloves, Rubber Boots (Chemical & Spill Resistant), Chemical Protect. Work Gloves Safety Glasses, Face Shield, Slip Resistant Shoes with Safety Toe (steel or composite)

Godiva and affiliates, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

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